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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Researcher Killed By What He Didn’t Know, CDC Reports

    Today NIH celebrates the 4th annual Rare Disease Day, which makes it the perfect time to remember the sudden and totally unexpected death, on 13 September 2009, of Malcolm Casadaban, a 60-year-old associate professor of molecular genetics and cell biology and microbiology at the University of Chicago.  On Friday, a report by the Centers for… Read More
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    A Protest at UCSD Over a Postdoc’s Dismissal

    Our colleagues at Science Insider have spotted a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune about a protest outside the office of UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox over the firing of a postdoc. The gathering of 35 protesters was broken up by police. No one’s saying why the postdoc was fired, but she Wilda Helen, a… Read More
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    Can Your Basic Research Contribute to Cures?

    If you are a basic scientist, you probably work in a setting that is far away from the clinic — literally and figuratively. Yet some of your research could benefit patients. The challenges are recognizing that potential and translating it into something that can be used by medical doctors, device and pharmaceutical companies, or patients.&nbs… Read More
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    More on Culture and Misconduct

    Some months back, Science Careers looked into research exploring the relationship between academic misconduct and social structure.  Studies by Andrew Schrank of the University of New Mexico and Cheol-Sung Lee of the University of Chicago had identified structural features of universities in some East Asian countries that they say contribute t… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Researchers Are Not Rock Stars

    Researchers have a lot in common with punk rockers, claims Alison McCook in The Scientist.  “Creativity, do-it-yourself individualism, anti-establismentarianism, and attitude” are not only “the central tenets of punk music,” she writes, but “should sound very familiar” to “many scientists.”  Read More
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    What Could That Hiring Committee Have Been Thinking?

    From the standpoint of the disappointed candidate, the process of hiring new faculty members is not only frustrating but also opaque and mysterious.  “Why did they not even consider my application?,” ask some also-ran applicants.  “Why did they string me along for so long and put me through all that if I didn’t hav… Read More
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    Turning Green Technology into Green in Your Pocket

    Do you have a green technology that you want to commercialize but don’t know how?  The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of California-Davis may have the answer you seek. Its Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy, scheduled for June 13 through 17, is designed to teach students, postdocs, faculty members, and other re… Read More
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    Guiding Ph.D.s Toward Non-Academic Careers

    It has become something of a cliche that professors and PIs ought to encourage their grad students and postdocs to consider careers outside of academe and even to help ease the transition.  But how can academics who has spent all of their working lives on campus be helpful in a process they have not themselves… Read More
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    Opportunity for Present or Aspiring Entrepreneurship Researchers

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is seeking applicants for its Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC) to be held in Cambridge, MA, from July 28 through 31.  Supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation, the all-expenses-paid program will present “intensive” instruction by prominent professors from a va… Read More
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